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We have our blood work checked once a year at work; a few years back, my results came back high for blood sugar. So I wasn't actually diabetic; I was prediabetic. I took the results to my doctor, who told me that I could control it with diet and exercise. I wanted to see what I could do on my own, and I was good for a couple of years, but then my blood sugar went up even more. I didn't know what to do at that point. I started the Nutrisystem® D® plan because I wanted to know exactly what I was eating, and to follow a program that was more controlled. Plus, as a chemist, I was especially impressed with the science behind the program and the Glycemic Index. Nutrisystem D was a structured plan that I could easily follow and be sure that I was eating exactly what I needed to lose weight so I could reduce my blood sugar.
I love Nutrisystem® foods because they're so portable and convenient. I could take them to work. I could throw a bar in my purse in case I was out somewhere and couldn't grab lunch. I never felt like I was being deprived on Nutrisystem. I never felt hungry. And the meal plan allowed me to track the foods that I ate, so I was able to see exactly what I had taken in each day—how many calories, how many carbs and how many grams of fat.
When I started, my goal wasn't exactly to lose weight; I mainly wanted to lose weight so I could get my blood sugar and cholesterol under control. I logged my daily intake of food every day; I exercised—the online tools included with the program helped me stick with the program and modify my eating habits. And as it turns out, I lost a total of 20 lbs.!* But most importantly, my blood sugar and A1C went down, too. Look, a prediabetes diagnosis doesn't mean you're automatically going to be diabetic. You can get it under control with what you eat and how you exercise— and Nutrisystem® D® helps make it easy.